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Never Talk to Strangers (1995)

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Sarah Taylor, a police psychologist, meets a mysterious and seductive young man, Tony Ramirez, and falls in love with him. As a result of this relationship, she changes her personality when... See full summary »

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Cliff Raddison
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Henry Taylor
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Max Cheski
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Dudakoff
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Maura
Beau Starr ...
Grogan
Phillip Jarrett ...
Spatz
Tim Kelleher ...
Wabash
Emma Corosky ...
Young Sarah
Susan Coyne ...
Alison
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Carnival Attendant
Reg Dreger ...
Flight Attendant
Frances Hyland ...
Mrs. Slotnick
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Sarah Taylor, a police psychologist, meets a mysterious and seductive young man, Tony Ramirez, and falls in love with him. As a result of this relationship, she changes her personality when she begins to receive anonymous telephone calls. Written by Volker Boehm

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In A World Where Love Isn't Always Safe, Trust Can Be Deadly.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and some strong graphic sexuality | See all certifications »

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20 October 1995 (USA)  »

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Never Talk to Strangers  »

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Budget:

$6,400,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$6,849,998 (USA)
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Trivia

Raoul Ruiz was originally slated to direct this film. See more »

Goofs

After Sarah plants the gun in Tony's right hand she goes into the bathroom to clean up. When she comes out and kneels by Tony, the gun is no longer there. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Max Cheski: I think sex is overrated, Dr. Taylor. Don't you?
Max Cheski: No, I guess not. You'd be out of a job, wouldn't you?
Max Cheski: I love that little scar... on your mouth.
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Features Bell Book and Candle (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

A Girl Like You
Written and Performed by Edwyn Collins
Courtesy of Bar/None Records (U.S.) and Setanta Records (U.K.)
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An Interesting Hitchcockian styled thriller a must for Thriller completist's & fans of DeMornay
28 July 2009 | by (London. England) – See all my reviews

This Thriller was received poorly on it's release, this is unfortunate as I found much to like here.

Firstly I liked the main musical score running throughout the film and the Director was quite clearly going for a Hitchcockian feel, which only partially succeeds though.

The chemistry between the leads is excellent and the scenes containing both DeMornay and Banderas are the strongest and most watchable. I have to say I did not think Harry Dean Stanton put too much effort into his part as he was not all that convincing and Dennis Miller was just plain irritating. Len Cariou was okay as DeMornay's father, but really the two leads are the main focus and the main reason to watch this. The love scenes although a bit lengthy were stylishly made and did not detract from the film, the ending although a bit of a stretch was at least surprising and acted fairly convincingly (although I am no shrink).

So although being far from a classic I certainly thought it was far from being the worst thriller. I would rate it above the Meg Ryan effort "In The Cut" & Ashley Judd's "Twisted" along with Sandra Bullock's "Murder by Numbers" to name a few.

My rating 6.6 out of 10


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